The Dîner en Blanc concept began in Paris in 1988 when Frenchman François Pasquier invited a group of long time friends to an elegant outdoor dinner at Bois de Boulogne, asking them to dress in white so they could find each other.
This tradition of keeping friendships alive over the years have been adopted to the annual Diner en Blanc, lit. “Dinner in White”. The location for the gathering for dinner is kept secret till the day itself. I always applaud the organizing team to keeping all details under wraps until the day itself when all logistical magic must happen. Buses chartered to pick up various groups of attendees from various points; white folding chairs and tables rented; copious amounts of champagne transported.
And this memorable year, fireworks are in the works.
Everyone who’d been working hard at setting up their tables and the layout is in the running for the best table dress contest. The music flowed and escalated quickly. Night descended and the party took up a few notches with superb revelry on the sandy dancefloor.
I must say it was downright beautiful in white.